Since 2014, The Purple Pages of El Paso has provided a comprehensive list of LGBTQ-friendly health care and social services providers to El Pasoans.
Your Health Comes First
Led by Dr. Oralia Loza, and then MPH students David Peralta-Torres and Carlos Alvarez, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Project Vida, Aliviane, University Medical Center, Outright Community Center, PFLAG El Paso, and other community partners came together to address the lack of a comprehensive list of LGBTQ-friendly health care and social services providers and developed the framework for The Purple Pages of El Paso.
Today, this fully searchable website was made possible through a grant from the University of Texas at Austin and The Texas Department of State Health Services. Continued expansion of the provider listings, additional provider training, and website updates are made possible by a grant from the Texas Pride Impact Funds.
Loza, O., Alvarez, C. R., & Peralta-Torres, D. (2018). Healthcare and Social Services Providers Who Serve Sexual and Gender Minorities in a U.S.-Mexico Border City.Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(6), 1537–1540. doi:10.1007/s10903-018-0688-7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29335809
The mission of The Purple Pages of El Paso is to connect LGBTQ individuals and families in the Paso del Norte region with high quality culturally sensitive health care and social services.
Our vision is to increase access to health care and social services and help reduce health disparities among LGBTQ individuals and families in the Paso del Norte region.